April 2016 | A monthly publication of the National Speech & Debate Association
Time flies—this is our last official student newsletter of the school year! Remember, you can always visit us online at www.speechanddebate.org to check out other great speech and debate resources, news updates, and more. Thank you for your contributions to our community this year! Best wishes for a successful end of the semester and beyond.
Online Career & College Fair »We’re excited to announce a series of career & college fair webinars for students to attend online! We will host these sessions Thursday evenings in April and May starting at 6:00 p.m. and 7:15 p.m CT. Confirmed presenters include Vikrum Aiyer, a public policy staffer for President Obama; Marina Fang, associate politics editor for the Huffington Post; Kelsey Dean, a public relations professional from Florida; Jason Kline, a high school principal in Iowa; Jonathan Massey, an attorney who has argued in front of the Supreme Court; and Danielle McColgan, admissions officer at New York University. Learn about a variety of professions, education tracks, and more! To register, click the links above or log in to your dashboard.
Graduation Honor Cords » Seniors, show off your speech and debate pride at graduation! Click here to order your honor cords to be worn during the ceremony.
Take Advantage of NSDA Powergrants! » Through our partnership with Edco, you can set up an online fundraising page for your team! Edco empowers students and teachers to raise money from family, friends, and other members of their community with an easy fundraising software platform for K-12 schools. Your program can earn up to $500 in Powergrants to build your fundraising potential! Grants are limited, so get started today—visit hello.ed.co/NSDA or email email@example.com.
Pi Kappa Delta Membership » As a lifetime member of the National Speech & Debate Association, you also receive free membership in Pi Kappa Delta (PKD), the national honorary for collegiate speech and debate! If you plan to attend a college or university and participate in collegiate speech and debate activities, please fill out this application for PKD membership. Want to learn more about PKD? Visit our website at www.speechanddebate.org/pkd or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACCESS YOUR RESOURCES
Congress Docket » The latest Congressional Debate legislation, prepared by coach Kevin Berlat, is now available! To access the April docket, please click here.
Extemp Questions » Members, you can access a new set of Extemp practice questions from coach Todd Hering by logging in to your dashboard. Resource Package subscribers may access additional practice questions written by national champion Nathan Leys on your dashboard.
PF Resources » Log in to your dashboard to access the April PF topic analysis. Resource Package subscribers may also download the April PFevidence guide.
World Schools Motions » The latest set of World Schools motions, prepared by coach Mark Webber, is available at www.speechanddebate.org/topics. From there, access the companion motion guides for members (one motion) and Resource Package subscribers (three motions).
World Schools Training Videos » Our World Schools Training Video Library is now available! If you are attending Nationals to compete in World Schools Debate, or are interested in learning more about this event, check out the video series at www.speechanddebate.org/howtojudgewsd.